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A friend once told me they didn’t want to write socially and politically relevant music because they were afraid it wouldn’t be important later
And I know how important it is to feel like the music you make has a life in the future. You spend so much time doing it, you care about it, you lose yourself in it. And if it doesn’t have a life ahead of it, what’s the point? But one of the things that I’ve noticed about political anthems is that they survive. The world moves on, but it does it in cycles. And it can be surprising how relevant a song can be almost 40 years later. We took a few of our favorite songs from the 80s, songs that meant a lot at the time, and tried to demonstrate that each one is every bit as important today as it was then. I have no illusion that we made them better, not by a longshot. But this was a way to give thanks for the giant shoulders- to consider how prescient these artists were. And are.
released October 12, 2019
Recorded at Go Station by Jim Marcus
Produced, Mixed and Mastered at Go Station by Jim Marcus
Performed by Jim Marcus, Vince McAley, Mission Marcus
Including performances by Adrian Halo, Daniel Joseph Mccullough, Ilker Yücel, Ben Koch, and Chris Smits
Songs Originally Written by:
Underworld - Hyde, Smith, Thomas
Shreikback - Allen, Andrews, Marsh
Yello - Blank, Meier
Gang of Four - Gill, King
Cabaret Voltaire - Kirk, Mallinder
Alice Cooper - Carron
The Dead Milkmen - The Dead Milkmen
Die Warzau - Marcus, Christie
Soft Cell - Almond, Ball
Special Thanks to Rodney Linderman and the Dead Milkmen for demonstrating way back that you could be Politically and Socially Relevant, Irreverent, Funny, and sometimes wildly inappropriate and make great music that lasts. More than any one inspiration, they are the model for Go Fight.
Thanks to Marc Almond for doing the most transgressive thing you can do as an artist- being himself unapologetically.
Thanks to Underworld for never stopping,
Thanks to Yello for reminding us that we aren't machines and that's a good thing.
Thanks to Gang of Four for some of the most enduring music ever written, and to Shreikback for being the soundtrack of slinky rebellion.
Thanks to Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson for decades of amazing art as part of a scene that I love.
Thanks to Alice Cooper for taking a chance and trying something different.
And thanks to my brother, Van Christie for being the best partner, inspiration, mentor, friend, and bandmate anyone could ask for when experimenting and trying to make records you can actually love. He never compromised or watered down anything. He never did anything for any other reason than it would make the music better. Every song I write or record is better in some way because of him. Not perfect. because, hey, I'm still me. But better. ;). He made Die Warzau into something I could be really proud of.
Thanks to RAICES, who work tirelessly to protect human life and dignity at the border. How we respond to people in need at our door, says everything about ho we are and who we could be. Please donate to www.raicestexas.org